A Plymouth based ICT consultancy firm have been formally recognised as an official provider on the UK government 'G-Cloud' initiative programme, offering a comprehensive range of cloud-based services to public sector and government departments.
The government 'G-Cloud' programme has been devised around a cross departmental framework with a fundamental focus of introducing and developing cloud-based ICT services throughout local and central government sectors, in addition to the wider public service arena.
Central government departments are now mandated to consider public cloud first in any IT procurement and the wider public sector is strongly recommended to take the same approach. In practice this means that when considering procurement of new or existing services, public organisations must have considered and fully evaluated potential cloud solutions before they consider any other option.
To facilitate the 'G-Cloud' initiative, a procurement framework has been set up which offers buyers procurement options from pre-approved providers. Flexible Computing Ltd now provide a number of cloud ICT services as an approved supplier through the programme.
Mark Craddock of 'Flexible Computing' commented "The government G-Cloud procurement initiative was created to simplify the process of procuring and installing cloud computing technologies across the board. We're very glad to be part of the modernisation and look forward to offering our specialist skills. The government has introduced a Public Cloud First Policy mandate. We believe that the time is now right to put this mandate in place to strengthen and accelerate the push to cloud computing services.
The company are now providing a comprehensive range of solutions spanning the cloud computing spectrum and services are listed in the government CloudStore seen at http://govstore.service.gov.uk/cloudstore/search/?q=cloud+rockstars. Provided under the 'Cloud Rockstar' trademark, professional services include IaaS, Paas and SaaS consultancy, Cloud readiness and ICT strategy development to ensure a complete range of ICT solutions.
Flexible Computing provide a professional cloud computing based consultancy service to both government and public sector organisations looking to modernise in line with the 'G-Cloud' initiative. To find out more about the services on offer, please visit the official website at http://www.flexiblecomputing.co.uk